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The Mazda2 has been voted the 2008 World Car of the Year (WCOTY). From an initial entry list of 39 new vehicles from all over the world, the 2008 WCOTY title was announced on 20 March 2008 at the New York International Auto Show. The Mazda2 edged out the Ford Mondeo and Mercedes-Benz C-Class to take the overall award.
Mazda is set to unveil a 3-door version of its popular Mazda 2 model at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008. This is the first time Mazda has released a three-door version of the Mazda 2 and this new model will share the same dimensions and weight as the five-door unit.
Mazda has recently announced that it will be launching the all-new Mazda 6 model this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new model Mazda 6 is bigger, lower and wider than the previous model, providing more interior space for passengers and storage. The new Mazda 6 will be available initially in December 2007 as a saloon, then as hatchback and estate versions in early 2008. A new 2.
New Mazda CX-7 Soon To Arrive The new Mazda CX-7 is due to arrive in the UK this September. The CX-7 has already been available in the USA for one year and has had good reviews there. The CX-7 will be available with one engine type and one high trim specification only. The 2.3litre turbocharged, four cylinder petrol engine will achieve 0-60mph in 8.0 seconds and can reach 130mph.
The new model Mazda 2 is due to arrive in the UK this September and is very different from the model it replaces. It is the second generation of Mazda’s ‘Zoom Zoom’ designed models. It will be based on the same basic platform that will be used for the new model Ford Fiesta and is both smaller and lighter than the previous Mazda 2 model.
Mazda is introducing a pair of Mazda 6 hatchbacks that offer buyers to this stylish D-segment model even more comfort and convenience, plus a subtle hint of visual distinction. Available with a choice of 2.0litre petrol or 2.0 litre diesel engines, the new Mazda 6 Kumano has a starting price of £17,550 on the road.
Mazda has launched a new powerful 2.0 litre diesel engine to its popular Mazda 3 range. This new engine gives 141bhp which is more powerful than its two current diesel engines in the Mazda 3 range. With acceleration of 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds, the new diesel engine is slightly slower than its comparable competitors – the Ford Focus and VW Golf diesels.
Mazda is due to launch a brand new version of its Mazda 2 at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007. Set to compete in the Supermini category against the likes of the Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta, the updated Mazda 2 model will go on sale in the UK later this year.
Last year Mazda sold over 50,000 cars in the UK, its best-ever sales figures here. This is a huge increase since, for example, in 2001 they only sold 15,800 Mazda models in the UK. Mazda had 2 top-sellers in 2006, with the Mazda 6 just beating the Mazda 3, whilst the MX-5 was in third place. Managing director Rob Lindley explained why 50,000 is such a significant figure.
Mazda is to launch its new RX-8 PZ on July 1st 2006, which has been billed as a more focused version of the sports coupe. Carpages reports that the new Mazda Rx-8 2006 comes in leather trim and in a choice of Brilliant Black and Galaxy Grey colours. The model retains the speed performance of the previous 231ps model capable, doing zero to 62 mph in a mere 6.